Snowboard Review: 10-11 Capita Quiver Killer
13 May, 2010
Location: Stevens Pass & Snoqualmie Pass, WA
Snow Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies with hardpacked groomers.
Setup: I rode the Capita Quiver Killer with Union Force bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: It’s been a couple years since riding the MHT/FCG now the Quiver Killer but it’s still the same good consistent ride down the mountain.
Flex: The quiver killer has a stiffer longitudinal flex from tip to tail which makes it a stable ride down the mountain for freeriding but you have quicker response edge to edge from the torsional flex so you can really get into each turn on the slopes. To be honest this board and camber go hand in hand, it’s still capable of fun with some bounce.
Turning: One of the surprises about the quiver killer is the quick edge to edge response, it’s a fast board to get on edge and you can pop out of one turn into the next. Once on edge it’s consistent, there are no surprises and it won’t buck you out of a turn. Whether doing long or short radius turns, you have the control over the board and it’ll give you what you want out of it.
Stable: In the pipe with icy or hardpacked walls, the quiver killer holds an edge and gives you a secure ride in some sketchy spots. On the mountain, it can handle speed and the kevlar gives it more stability for charging.
Pop: Since I first rode the series, the board has pop and is alive on the mountain. It’s that board you can pop ollies off the tail and get some good air with, in the pipe or in the park. I’m still working on the park riding but I love the board in the pipe. I did take into the Stevens Pass park and rode some boxes with it during my time on the board. It still has some playfulness to how it handles and still pressable for the park.
Switch: The quiver killer has a directional flex so there’s some adjustment to riding it switch but it’s not impossible to ride switch.
Overall Impression: The quiver killer is a do-it all camber board, it’s excellent in the halfpipe for the stiffer longitudinal flex and outside of the park you can rip on the mountain with it. It continues to be one of my favorite boards for consistency on the mountain and I love that it has camber because it suits the style of that board.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I’ve spent a lot of time on reverse camber/rocker but going back to a camber board is a pleasure too and so I grabbed the quiver killer knowing that I’d be back on a board I enjoy, consistent ride down the mountain and it was a good choice. I ended up riding it in the Holy Oly quarterpipe and it helped get me up the vert knowing I had a board underneath that was perfectly suited to it. We’ll see on next year how I do in the QP.
On Snow Photo
Capita Quiver Killer description
Review Disclosure: I borrowed this board from C3 and returned the board to C3.